Canada’s first report on Human Rights Impact of Colombia Trade Agreement falls short

On May 15 the Canadian government tabled its first legally mandated report on the impact of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) on human rights in Parliament. Rather than reviewing and commenting on human rights, the report outlines the methodology that will be used to deliver a report in one year’s time. The report, in fact, is devoid of any detail regarding human rights in Colombia, (more…)

Joining the call against threats in Honduras

In response to several recent human rights violations in Honduras including the assassination of journalist and gay rights activist, Erick Martinez and threats to international accompaniers, Peace Brigades International has sent a letter to the Canadian government requesting that they raise concerns with the Honduran government over the situation of human rights in the country. CoDev was one of several Canadian organizations (more…)

Teaching for Transformation

International Forum on Liberating Pedagogies and Resistance to Neo-liberalism

Educator and student activists from 20 countries will gather in Vancouver April 12-13 to participate in the “Teaching for Transformation” (T4T) Forum on Liberating Pedagogies. (more…)

Victory in Nicaragua! National Assembly passes Violence against Women Law

CoDev’s Nicaraguan partner, MEC (Maria Elena Cuadra Movement of Employed and Unemployed Women) and the wider women’s movement in Nicaragua achieved a significant victory in January 2012 when the National Assembly voted to bring into legislation a Law Against Violence Against Women. (more…)

Canadians and the World: Julia Goulden

We were thrilled when we received a call from Canada’s History magazine asking if they could interview someone for their Canadians and the World segment. We immediately put them in touch with Julia Goulden, (more…)